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Child Support Attorneys in Somerset County

Ensuring Fair & Favorable Support Orders

Establishing Child Custody FairlyChild support issues can create anxiety and stress during or after a divorce. If you are worried about ensuring that you and your children receive support or if you are concerned about avoiding unfair or excessive support obligations, an experienced attorney can make a world of difference. At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, our attorneys address a wide range of financial issues in family matters. We represent families from all walks of life, handling cases where parties are struggling to make ends meet to matters in which the parties have substantial wealth and high net worth.

Whenever practicable, we attempt to work with the parties to reach common ground. Of course, approaches such as collaborative divorce or mediation are not always possible. In these situations, our Somerset County child support attorneys are prepared to act decisively on your behalf.

Give us a call at (908) 356-7634 to discuss your case during a confidential consultation.

How Is Child Support Determined in NJ?

In New Jersey, child support is determined by guidelines that are set forth in the New Jersey Rules of Court. These guidelines can be deviated from under certain circumstances.

When calculating the appropriate amount of child support to be paid in any given case, factors include:

  • Incomes
  • Spousal support payments
  • Childcare costs
  • Parenting time arrangements

This calculation can also be used to assist in determining the parties’ responsibilities for contribution to the children’s unreimbursed medical expenses, child care, and extraordinary expenses. Our Somerset County child support attorneys are skilled in working with the child support guidelines to protect the best interests of children and our clients.

Determining Child Support for Special Needs Children

If your child has special needs, determining an appropriate amount of child support can involve many unique factors which may call for a deviation from the guidelines. Our lawyers have substantive experience addressing these various factors.

How Does Child Support Work With a College Kid?

Under New Jersey law, divorced parents may be required to contribute to their child’s college expenses. Most often, it is better for parents to address these issues during the divorce itself rather than waiting until the child is looking at or applying to schools.

If your child is considering college and you have not already reached agreement on this issue, our child support lawyers in Somerset County are prepared to work with you to establish each parents’ college contributions, as well as a possible modification of child support for your college-bound child.

Call (908) 356-7634 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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